It turns out it's not fraud to tell a loved one that it's a real diamond.
OK. A guy and a lady got married. They were happy or as happy as any of us are. Then thinks took a left turn to irreconcilable differences town (somewhere in Pennsylvania). Lady finds out that her rock (shine, ice, bling, whatever you kids call it these days) was actually not made of naturally occurring crystalline carbon formed by the pressures of plate tectonics (and the financier of some of the world's nastiest civil wars). No this stone was made of CZ (or cubic zirconium as our family calls diamonds). But, evidently it's not a crime to give someone a manufactured gem and tell her it's a diamond (unless she paid for it, then he's probably violating a statute or covenant or something).
According to The Big Talker, a Philadelphia area court refuses to even hear Susan Porreco's argument that her prenup is invalid because of husband's subterfuge. Louis Porreco, a car dealer, told wifey that the diamond alone was worth $21,000 not to mention the rest of the engagement ring. Susan Porreco thinks that that constitutes a breach of contract on his part and that she should get like a million dollars instead of the roughly 50 grand that the prenup stipulates. Old girl should have called Carfax when she was picking out this lemon of a husband.
The couple has been haggling about division of property for 10 years and they were only married for 14, which we refer to as the Richards-Sheen ratio. We suppose you should rank trusting a car dealer at his word as third in the line of classic blunders just after "Never get involved in a land war in Asia" and "never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line."